[Esd-l] ZIP scanning, take two (repost)

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Sun Feb 22 18:06:14 PST 2004

Okay, the list seems to be working again...


Okay, I have decided to make the sanitizer use either CPAN or external
programs, your choice.

$USE_CPAN specifies using the CPAN modules, and $PVT_CPAN gives a
dir to search if you can't put them in the system dirs; external
programs are used if $USE_CPAN is not defined.

That should make it a drop-in replacement for existing sanitizer
installations, except you'll need to define your $ZIPPED_EXECUTABLES
list... Note that ".zip" entries in your STRIP and POISON lists will
now have an effect!!

I've also moved a few more notices out to environment variables, both
to help localization and to try to keep the script size under control.

Again, feedback solicited.

Example zip file policy (say you get libraries from Borland for

  # default to not trusting ZIPs at all

  * ^From: .*@borland.com
    # accept zipped .DLL files from Borland

the default behavior? In other words, should I force you to think
about your zipped files policy by making it reject everything if you
don't give a policy, or should ZIPs be trusted by default unless you
want to be more careful.

As always, I'm leaning towards default-paranoid.

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